- Young criminals bribe with $40 a week to keep their cells clean and respect staff
- Juveniles locked up in Victorian prison can gain access to these cash rewards
- The cash rewards will be for youths placed at Parkville and Malmsbury in Victoria
Young criminals who keep their cells clean and respect guards and inmates are set to be rewarded up to $40 a week for their good behaviour.
Juvenile criminals locked up in Victorian prisons will be given the cash rewards to spend at a canteen as part of a new behaviour system trialed at Barwon Prison.
The reward system under the Achieve, Challenge, Encourage (ACE) model will be for available for youths detained at Parkville and Malmsbury in Victoria, the Herald Sun reports.
Young criminals bribe with $40 a week to keep their cells clean and respect staff (stock image)
The rewards for good behaviour for youth criminals varies from as low as $5 to $20 which can be used to buy food at the canteen.
Inmates will also have the opportunity to save up to $20 a week or spend that money to buy items including headphones, mugs or clothes.
But for inmates who run amok by damaging properties, they will be slapped with a hefty fine of $50, the publication reports.
The new model also allows youth inmates to make 15 phone calls a week or take part in fortnightly activities including movie nights or barbecues.
The now defunct Grevillea unit of Barwon prison near Geelong, Victoria (pictured)